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Carpe Diem Do you live for today or worry about tomorrow If you live for today you follow the ideals of Carpe Diem which is defined as seize the day Many people and lifestyles follow these ideals and they do not worry about tomorrow In The Passionate Shepherd Marlowe shows seizing the day by thinking of everything beautifully To him nothing seems bad or negative The shepherd wants to live his life to fullest with his love forever He sees life as perfect and wants to give his love every luxury that she could want Come live with me and be my love And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys groves hills and fields Woods or steepy mountains yields Marlowe p 233 He wants to live with her in the woods and enjoy all that nature offers A belt of straw and ivy buds with coral clasps and amber studs Marlowe p 233 He is telling his love that she will have every material possession that she could ever dream of if she comes with him The shepherd swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May morning If these delights thy mind may move Than live with me and be my love Marlowe p 233 He leaves his love to decide what she will do and waits for her to come and join him living in the woods The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd is the opposite of Carpe Diem because the Nymph tells that things are not always beautiful She brings it to attention that winter will come things will die and the shepherds perfect plan doesnt always stand true If all the world and love were young And truth in every shepherds tongue These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and by thy love Raleigh p 235 She tells the shepherd if everything were beautiful and I knew that you werent lying
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